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luminaire Line breaks: lu¦min|aire
Pronunciation: /ˈluːmɪnɛː/

Definition of luminaire in English:


A complete electric light unit (used especially in technical contexts): the wide spread of light reduces the number of luminaires required per installation
More example sentences
  • Shielded lamps and indirect luminaires prevent the lighting installation from aggravating the problems of stress.
  • Designers use myriad combinations of light sources and luminaires to achieve this uniform visual effect.
  • When concealed in the ceiling, the luminaire emits light through a slot at the ceiling's edge which is directed down onto the wall by mirror.


Early 20th century: from French.

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